Animal Husbandry Manager

Seeding Africa is a charitable organization founded by Africans on the continent and in the
Diaspora. The main aim of this organization is to source and supply organic seeds to local farming
communities on the continent to feed its people, thus Feeding our Future. So that these
communities can produce a much-needed consumable and make a profit for their own growth
and sustainability. We are looking for an Animal Husbandry Manager to join our team on a
volunteer basis.
Required Skills and Abilities
As an Animal Husbandry manager is responsible for the daily operations of the animal facility, internal systems, policies & procedures, and the facility staff. The Manager of Husbandry provides leadership, oversight, and long-range planning to ensure that all areas are operating at the highest standard possible.

  •  Graduation from a vocational or technical school plus 5-7 years of related experience or
    equivalent combination of education & experience
  •  Experience managing a laboratory animal facilities
  • Demonstrated supervisory knowledge, including motivational techniques and
    professional development/training methods
  •  Demonstrated program management knowledge including basic statistical methods,
    budget development and oversight, and knowledge of local, state and federal
    regulations for the workplace
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to helping others reach their full
    potential
  •  Ability to work in an emotionally taxing field – a positive attitude and sense of humour
    are essential
  •  Willingness to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends
  •  Ability to stay standing or active during the entire shift
  •  Ability to lift and carry objects and animals of up to 50 lbs
  •  Ability to lift, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, push, and other strenuous activities
    Duties & Responsibilities
  •  Manage the daily operations of the animal facility from husbandry and regulatory
    perspective.
  •  Responsible for the hiring, supervising, coaching, and training of animal welfare
    workers, providing regular, on-going feedback and timely evaluations.
  •  Monitors safety compliance for staff, visitors, and vendors. Addresses employee
    problems.
  •  Interface with primary investigators and research staff to troubleshoot and resolve
    problems related to facilities, husbandry, and animal care. Provide orientation and
    training for existing and new users of the facility, providing information, and services.
  •  Maintain and archive records related to facility activities, census, and animal
    procurement using computer-based software.
  •  Order feed, bedding, supplies, and equipment in support of animal facility
Job Type: Full Time

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